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Citizen Volunteers

Citizen volunteers do not require the special law enforcement training of a Reserve Deputy Sheriff.

Volunteers do not carry a weapon or make arrests. They do act as essential "eyes and ears" in service to the community while working with Sheriff's staff.

Volunteers may work in a myriad of assignments including within their own neighborhood, at a correctional facility, in patrol operations, clerical support, investigations, accounting, computer entry and many more.

Volunteer Categories

Volunteer Patch
  • Mounted Posse
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Dive Team
  • Search & Rescue
  • Crime Prevention
  • Chaplain Corps
  • Mountain Rescue
  • Citizen Patrol
  • Logistics

How to Volunteer

Each community's needs are different in terms of population, terrain and lifestyle.  Citizen volunteers must be over the age of 18. Volunteer hours can be flexible and scheduled to your available time.

To contribute your time and skills to your community, please contact the Local Volunteer Coordinator See links to the right for the area in which you wish to work. You will be asked to:

  • Complete an application
  • Submit your completed background paperwork
  • Participate in an oral interview
  • Pass a background investigation
  • Have a good moral character
  • Have no major criminal record
  • Be interested!!!


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Volunteer Opportunities
Desert Search & Rescue Riverside Mountain Rescue Riverside County Search Dogs
Reserve Deputy Sheriff
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Station Volunteer Coordinators
Cabazon   951-922-7100
Colorado River   760-921-7900
Eastvale   951-955-2600
Hemet   951-791-3400
Indian Wells   760-836-1600
Jurupa Valley   951-955-2600
Lake Elsinore   951-245-3300
La Quinta   760-863-8990
Moreno Valley   951-486-6700
Norco   951-955-2600
Palm Desert   760-836-1600
Perris   951-210-1000
Rancho Mirage   760-836-1600
San Jacinto   951-654-2702
Southwest   951-696-3000
Thermal   760-863-8990
Riverside Sheriff's Stations

Riverside County Sheriff Station Areas
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